WADR
WASTE ACID DETOXIFICATION AND RECLAMATION

WAGNER NUMBER
The uniformity of current distribution on plated surface. The larger the Wagner number the more uniform the thickness.

WARR
WASTE ACID RELEASE REDUCTION

WATER-BREAK
After final rinse   the time it takes for a film of rinse water to bead up ( 'break' );
30 seconds or more  means that surface is clean.

WEF
WASTE ENVIRONMENT FEDERATION

WET
WASTE EXTRACTION TEST

WFE
WIPED-FILM EVAPORATION

WHISKER
A microscopic crystalline metallic filament growing from the surface of a deposit on aging. This is a common problem in tin deposition.

WICE
WORLD INDUSTRY COUNCIL FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

WICEM
WORLD INDUSTRY CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT  MANAGEMENT

WM
WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE MINIMIZATION

WMOA
WASTE MINIMIZATION OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT

WORK
Generally refers to the cathodes or parts being plated or processed.

WPCP
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT

WQB
WATER QUALITY BASED

WRAP
WASTE REDUCTION AUDIT PROTOCOL

WREAFS
WASTE REDUCTION EVALUATION AT FEDERAL SITES

WRI
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE

WRISE
WASTE REDUCTION INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTISTS AND  ENGINEERS

WRITE
WASTE REDUCTION INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY  EVALUATION

WSD
WATER SUPPLY AND DESTINATION

WSO
WORLD SAFETY ORGANIZATION

WTE
WASTE-TO-ENERGY

WTTF
WASTEWATER TREATMENT TEST FACILITY

WWC
WASTEWATER COALITION

WWEMA
WATER AND WASTEWATER EQUIPMENT  MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

WWU
WATER/WASTEWATER UTILITIES